Python for Commercial Games?
emmanuel.astier at winwise.fr
Wed Jul 4 14:46:23 CEST 2001
On 03 Jul 2001 14:10:25 +0200, Patrick Bothe <Patrick.Bothe at ePost.de>
>> However, you're not going to do any modern, graphics intensive
>> game completely in Python.
>I do not know how much of "Severance - Blade of Darkness -"
>is written in Python, but I think this game is a good
>argument against your statement.
>And where's the difference between using C++
>and for example OpenGl (or any other powerful toolkit) and
>Python and OpenGl?
>I think i did not get the point.
This game is a good example of how to use Python for any modern
commercial game : all the engine is made in C / C++ ( Visual, sound,
IA CPU eater functions like A*, ... )
Python is used on top of this, to change Finite State machine of the
game, ie things that does not require CPU, but is a real big and
important part of the game.
It's a real win to use a interpreted, hight level language for this
To use your sentence, there's no difference between using a engine
with C++ and using a engine with python ( python is easier).
OpenGl and a real engine are _REALLY_ different things...
BTW, pygame is aiming in this direction : creating an engine that
would be used in Python. But the CPU eater parts are still made in
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